Alkali sacaton, Sporobolus airoides (Torrey) Torrey., native
common name: perennial bunch grass
- a monocot in the Poaceae family -
alkali sacaton, small specimen
Common in east alkali meadow. These two gentlemen agreed to pose next
to this specimen to help give us a perspective of its size and height.
This is a rather young specimen of alkali sacaton, there are several mature colonies
on the meadow that contain large clumps. This specimen, however, shows
the overall character of the plant without interference from close neighbors.
click here for a large image of the seed head of alkali sacaton
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